The only thing worse than having a piece of equipment fail is to have it fail and not have the parts to readily repair it at hand. Because of this, many companies stock a plethora of spare parts which drives their carrying cost for that inventory sky-high. Although balancing the risk of not having the spare parts when needed versus the costs of carrying inventory is not a trivial problem; many companies have not yet addressed the issue. That’s why we are highlighting Xtivity and its Cloud-based solution, xIO Inventory Optimizer.Read More
In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Siemens' new PLM offering; collaboration and testing for a new connectivity device and platform; Faurecia's Industry 4.0 plant in Indiana; and a Panasonic/Schneider Electric partnership and integration for energy management.Read More
In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as auto makers joining the IoT race; a new (but not surprising) partnership; med devices & apps; and more.Read More
Digital Transformation is not just impacting the users of technology, but the supplier community as well—and not just by opening doors for new Big Data or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups.
The focus of industry over the past several seasons has been on disruption – both the potential for a company to disrupt and rapidly grow, and the fear of being disrupted by an unexpected competitor or unexpectedly powerful competitor.Read More
In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Enviance Acquires Actio Corporation; commerical users can now fly drones for profit purposes without a pilot's license; and Intel continues with its IoT vision.Read More
In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.Read More
The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.
Several weeks ago I wrote a post helping to clarify a lot of confusion in understanding what the Cloud is. It didn’t take long for a new Cloud offering in the EQMS space to exemplify the need for this understanding.Read More
The Cloud is a term that has many different meanings to many different groups depending on perspective.
Over the past 12-18 months when LNS Research has discussed the Cloud it has largely been in reference to our definition of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Although the Cloud is clearly a critical component of the IIoT, it is also an important standalone topic and technology.Read More